An education in the arts encourages high achievement.

Study of the arts encourages a suppleness of mind, a toleration for ambiguity, a taste for nuance, and the ability to make trade-offs among alternative courses of action.

Study of the arts helps students to think and work across traditional disciplines. They learn both to integrate knowledge and to “think outside the box. "

An education in the arts teaches students how to work cooperatively.

An education in the arts builds an understanding of diversity and the multicultural dimensions of our world.

An arts education contributes to technological competence.

Source: Business Week, October 28, 1996